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A controversial play at home plate led to the Chicago White Sox beating the Texas Rangers 7-6 Tuesday night on the road at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The play was part of a three-run eighth inning and involved a former Rangers star Elvis Andrus.

On the play in question with the game tied 6-6, Chicago’s Zach Remillard singled to left and Travis Jankowski delivered a throw on the money and catcher Jonah Heim to tag Andrus at the plate in what appeared to end the inning.

The White Sox challenged both the play at the plate and whether Heim blocked the plate. Replay officials in New York overturned the call, saying that Heim was blocking the plate as Andrus tried to slide home.

Replay clearly showed Andrus’ right hand cross the plate and not make contact with Heim as the Rangers catcher applied the tag.

The overturned play led to Rangers manager Bruce Bochy’s ejection from the game. It also gave the White Sox a 7-6 lead.

Had the play not been overturned the Rangers would have gone into the ninth with the game tied. Instead, they needed to mount a rally and were unable to do so.

The Rangers (45-28) got a huge game from Corey Seager, who drove in five runs, including two that tied the game at 4-4 and two more that gave the Rangers the lead at 6-4. Adolis García had a solo home run as part of his two hits.

Both starting pitchers were solid but didn’t figure in the conclusion. Rangers starter Nathan Eovaldi gave up two home runs, allowing four runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked two. He left the game in line for the loss. But the Rangers offense tied the game in the seventh.

White Sox starter Dylan Cease also threw six innings and gave up just two runs. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out nine.

He turned things over to the bullpen in the seventh, but between relievers Kenyan Middleton and Gregory Santos they gave up the lead on three hits and a walk. Santos managed to get out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam without giving up the tie.

The Rangers and the White Sox wrap up their three-games series on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. with Texas left-hander Martín Pérez (6-3, 4.54) facing Chicago right-hander Michael Kopech (3-5, 3.92). The Rangers have an off-day on Thursday and begin a three-game road set with the New York Yankees on Friday.

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